Ness of Brodgar, Stromness

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Landmark · Tourist Spot
The Ness of Brodgar is an archaeological site covering 2.5 hectares (6.2 acres) between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness in the Heart of Neolithic Orkney World Heritage Site in Orkney, Scotland. Excavations at the site began in 2003. The site has provided evidence of decorated stone slabs, a stone wall 6 metres (20 ft) thick with foundations, and a large building described as a Neolithic temple. The earliest structures were built between 3,300 and 3,200 BC, and the site had been closed down and partly dismantled by 2,200 BC.
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  • One might almost miss this site if one did not know it was there, sitting between the Ring of Brodgar and the Stones of Stenness in one of the most important Neolithic sites on these islands. Usually....  more »
  • Wonderful set up with a grandstand display and guided tours every 15 minutes. On the tour the guide explains everything that has been discovered and how much they have learned about the people and...  more »
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  • Very interesting archaeological dig. They are still finding out so much about it. Free tour lasted over an hour. It was windy and I got very cold so make sure you take plenty of warm clothes. It's very exposed.
  • Amazing. If you can visit on one their open days. Especially if they are sponsored again by Highland Park - free dram! Follow the daily blog website through the dig season.
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